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David Lean

a biography

by Kevin Brownlow

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Published by A Wyatt Book for St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Lean, David, 1908-,
    • Motion picture producers and directors -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Kevin Brownlow.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.L43 B76 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 809 p. :
      Number of Pages809
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL982771M
      ISBN 100312145780
      LC Control Number96020434


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